RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Which two solos would you like to see return (or start) in the 2010 airshow season?

Tornado GR4
41
18%
Tornado F3
47
20%
Harrier
77
33%
Merlin
13
6%
Puma
2
1%
Griffin
0
No votes
Squirrel
1
0%
C-17
22
9%
C-130
10
4%
Dominie
2
1%
Nimrod
18
8%
SeaKing
0
No votes
 
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RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby PeterR on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 2:08 pm

Just a bit of fun to see what people on UKAR think...

If you could add two more RAF Solo displays to airshows next year what would you have? Tutor, Tuccano, Hawk, Typhoon, King Air and Chinook not included because they should hopefully still be displaying!
Included Tornado F3 even though the chances are very slim, but maybe just a small demo at the major airshows for it's final year.
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby jetwash on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 2:13 pm

I would have the Harrier because it is just unique! And its loud interesting and can put a great display!

As for the F3, just for a swansong!

I like seeing the Puma and Merlin, but I could just cycle down the road to see them.

Another possible vote would have been for the dominie if it was flown in a simmilar manner to the King Air.
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby banksy on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 2:25 pm

C17 & an F3 for me.

I enjoy all the heavies at the shows, and think would be a good addition around the country if able to perform, and also an F3 for its final year.
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby agdickie on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 2:32 pm

C-17s will be too busy and there simply aren't enough F3s to do the display circuit and their QRA duties. Now that the Harrier is back from the 'stan and not due out any time soon i don't see why it can't return to the circuit*.



*Obviously there could be reasons like catching up on training that has had to take a place on the back burner due to Herrick requirements etc.
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby 138EAW on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 2:41 pm

Harrier & F3 for me seeing as it will be the last chance to see the F3 :sad:
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby StevenH on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 2:49 pm

Certainly getting the Harrier back on the circuit is a must for the RAF, losing it has removed a big part of it's engagement with the public. In a fantasy world I would love to see the F3 get a final swansong, but we all know it'll never happen, the Jaguar was allowed to go out quietly and F3s will be in much smaller numbers so no chance. So my slightly more realistic (?) choice would be the Nimrod. Always loved it's power and noise, a very different display to the rest of the RAF solos (although the C17 would also be unique).
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby jimbob1194 on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 3:32 pm

I would like to see the Harrier back. Also the C 130, the plane just blows me away with the tight turns, low flying, and the high drop for landing, their both unique :biggrin:

Though having said that the F3 on its last year would also very nice, A nice paint scheme on one of the F3's for its final year would be fantastic :biggrin:

Any of those three would do me fine :wink:
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby timuss on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 3:47 pm

Harrier for me i've never seen one since i went digital :smile:
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby Thumper on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 3:47 pm

Harrier and Nimrod :rock:

Seeing as the Harrier is winning someone email this to 20R squadron, let them know we want them back! :biggrin:
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby Russ on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 3:53 pm

C-17 - the most interesting, that hasn't been done before.
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby Mr Flibble on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 4:00 pm

Realistically, I just hope we don't lose too much more from year to year.

In terms of this thread I'd love to get the Harrier back and the Merlin too. Such a shame to see Team Merlin sat on the ground at shows when they had such a good display in '05 and '06. But I realise this is probably asking too much given the current workload of the helicopter fleet.
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby TonyO on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 4:03 pm

I'd like to see a Sea King/Griffin SAR Demo, at least so the seaside shows don't have to keep calling in the Dutch AB412 or Belgian Sea King, not that they aren't welcome but it looks a little odd when ours can't attend such events.
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby Epic Formacion on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 4:08 pm

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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby DamienB on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 4:09 pm

C-130, C-17 - no. Overworked as it is from all accounts.
Nimrod - no. Falling to bits from all accounts.
All the helos - no. Can't possibly compete with Chinook routine.

Harrier - yes please. Easily the single most impressive and beloved RAF display item for both joe public and enthusiasts alike.
Tornado GR.4 or F.3 - yes please.
Dominie - yes please, never seen before?
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 4:22 pm

Merlin and Harrier. :biggrin:
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby Hellfire on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 4:27 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Merlin and Harrier. :biggrin:

Echo that
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby PeterR on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 4:30 pm

TonyO wrote:I'd like to see a Sea King SAR Demo,


Added to the poll. :biggrin: But that seems to have reset it... :oops: :sad: Sorry
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby AdamN on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 4:37 pm

Harrier and C-17 tac demo. I know the C-17 is incredibly unlikely, but something like that would be nice to see, seeing as we don't get much in the line of displays that really show what the aircraft does in theatre.
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby DeanW on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 4:51 pm

Harrier and F3 for me. The Harrier's always a crowd pleaser and seems like I haven't seen one in an age! F3 display was always amazing and I'd love to see it again.
Wouldn't mind seeing a Dominie display as it'd be something different or th return of the Nimrod, I miss seeing a large military aircraft display regularly!
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby farnboroughrob on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 4:57 pm

Can we have a VC-10 please, never seen more than a flypast and they can't be around for much longer. Failing that a C130 doing a static line para drop with a full load!
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby aceyone on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 6:48 pm

Fred Grundy at the front end of a F3 and C17 will do it for me ! :whistle:
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby Skyflash on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 8:35 pm

StevenH wrote:Certainly getting the Harrier back on the circuit is a must for the RAF, losing it has removed a big part of it's engagement with the public. In a fantasy world I would love to see the F3 get a final swansong, but we all know it'll never happen, the Jaguar was allowed to go- out quietly and F3s will be in much smaller numbers so no chance. So my slightly more realistic (?) choice would be the Nimrod. Always loved it's power and noise, a very different display to the rest of the RAF solos (although the C17 would also be unique).


+1. Harrier is a no-brainer, but I didn't realise how much I'd missed the Nimrod displays until seeing the MRA4 at RIAT.
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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby Epic Formacion on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 9:07 pm

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Re: RAF displays at airshow 2010 - What would you have?

Postby Red Dragon on Wed 05 Aug 2009, 9:28 pm

I went for the Merlin and C-17.

Merlin - A very fluid and dynamic display (although not as good as the Chinook) and I do miss the Merlin display :sad: !

C-17 - After being in the RAF Valley photocall a few years back when an "Aluminium Overcast" did umpteen approaches/ touch and goes it was amazing and I was Astonished/ Shocked/ Amazed at it's manoverablility! :rock:
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